Leave It to Psmith
“P.G. Wodehouse is still the funniest writer ever to have put words on paper.” —Hugh LaurieRonald Psmith (“the ‘p’ is silent, as in pshrimp”) is always willing to help a damsel in distress. So when he sees Eve Halliday without an umbrella during a downpour, he nobly offers her an umbrella, even though it’s one he picks out of the Drone Club’s umbrella rack. Psmith is so besotted with Eve that, when Lord Emsworth, her new boss, mistakes him for Ralston McTodd, a poet, Psmith pretends to be him so he can make his way to Blandings Castle and woo her. And so the farce begins: criminals disguised as poets with a plan to steal a priceless diamond necklace, a secretary who throws flower pots through windows, and a nighttime heist that ends in gunplay. How will everything be sorted out? Leave it to Psmith!
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1 Dark Plottings at Blandings Castle
Eve Borrows an Umbrella
Painful Scene at the Drones Club
Psmith Applies for Employment
Lord Emsworth Meets a Poet
Confidences on the Lake
Psmith Engages a Valet
Sensational Occurrence at a Poetry Reading
Almost Entirely About FlowerPots
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